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The first couple dances with members of the military at the Commander-in-Chief's ball Monday night. That's Marine Gunnery Sgt. Timothy D. Easterling dancing with First Lady Michelle Obama, and Air Force Staff Sgt. Bria D. Nelson dancing with the President.

“I want you to know that when I was standing on the steps of the Capitol today, looking out over close to a million people, the single-biggest cheer that I always get -- and today was no different at my Inauguration -- was when I spoke about the extraordinary men and women in uniform that preserve our freedom and keep our country strong.”
— President Obama, speaking to the troops Monday night at the Command-in-Chief’s Ball, following his second inauguration.
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